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2016 Cobalt & Marker One Dealer Meeting Honors Top Dealers

 

(NEODESHA, KS – September 30, 2015) – Setting the record as the best-attended dealer meeting in Cobalt Boats history, more than 400 dealers and vendors gathered at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada to recap the previous model year and plan for 2016.

The festivities kicked off with a welcome reception which included the debut of five new models. This was the second year Marker One made its introduction into the platform series category and now there are three models – soon to be four. Among other announcements, the host dealer – Boulder Boats – was awarded and recognized, as well the new boat introduction with a sneak peek at each model. The evening concluded with food and beverage atop of the hotel’s scenic bridge overlooking Lake Las Vegas, a private lake with an exclusive clientele. In addition, the top dealers and customer satisfaction awards were also commended for their accomplishments in 2015.

Seminars and other breakout sessions followed the next few days including an invigorating speech by keynote speaker, Ryan Estis. Estis has been recognized as “one of the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His presentation included Cobalt and Marker One brand specific details and enlightening “today” topics that left the crowd motivated and inspired for the upcoming season.

Also presented during the business meeting was a donation of more than $60,000.00 to the Folds of Honor Program. Cobalt and Marker One Boats donated the net proceeds from each flag pole set sold to the organization, which provides educational scholarships to the families of fallen soldiers.

The awards ceremony night was emceed by Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gavan Hunt. He was accompanied by Vegas impersonators Marilyn Monroe and the Rat Pack, which made for great entertainment all evening.

The prestigious recognition of the outstanding service and total dedication to customer satisfaction by the Cobalt and Marker One dealers remains a key highlight to the company’s annual dealer event. “This is the ultimate award our dealer organization wants to receive and each award recipient works hard to earn it. Three of our five recipients had a perfect score of 100 determined by 40-75 surveys returned.  Cobalt has a world-class dealer organization who will not settle for anything less than perfection.  It is an honor to partner with them,” said Debbie Meigs, Customer Service Consultant. The World’s Largest Cobalt Dealer for the fourth year in a row went to Singleton Marine Group, Buford, Georgia.  And new this year was the addition of the Largest Single-Market Dealer which was awarded to the team at Village Marina in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Also presented for the first time ever was the Marker One Largest Dealer award which also went to Village Marina. In addition, awards were presented to the following as top performers in the platform category; Rambo Marine of Hazel Green, Alabama and Parks Marina of Okoboji, Iowa. The Regional CSI award is a coveted award. 

Other top dealers recognized included: 

·         Most Improved CSI: Nautiser-Centro Nautico, Portugal

·         International CSI: BoatCity, The Netherlands

·         Northeast CSI: O’Hara Marine, Inc, Brookfield, CT

·         Southeast CSI: Rambo Marine, Hazel Green and Westover, AL

·         Western CSI: San Ramon Boat Center, Rocklin, CA

·         Central & Worldwide: Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Lake Geneva, WI

·         Top International Dealer: Powerboats, Poland

·         Rookie of the Year: The Harbor, MO


Also announced were the Top 10 dealers, which are noted below.

·         Seattle Boat Co., Inc., Washington

·         Parks Marina, Iowa

·         Premier Marine, New Hampshire

·         Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Wisconsin

·         Arrowhead Boat & Yacht Sales, Oklahoma

·         San Ramon Boat Center, California

·         Rambo Marine, Alabama

·         Boats By George, Inc., New York

·         The Boat House of Cape Coral, Florida

For more information regarding the 2016 product line, head over to www.cobaltboats.com and www.markerone.com